HP Printer Not Recognized

Is your HP printer cannot recognized by your computer? Several factors might be causing this issue. The first thing you need to do is to check whether your printer has been turned on while connecting it to your computer. If your printer has been turned off, restart your printer after connecting the power cord to an electrical outlet. Use only the standard USB cables to establish the connection between your printer and the computer. If you are connecting your printer to a local wireless network, make sure to enter the correct wireless settings such as SSID and network key. If the HP printer not recognized problem persists, try these troubleshooting steps.

HP Printer Not Recognized
  • If you are using a Mac computer, click the Applemenu at the top-left corner.
  • Select the System Preferencesoption from the drop-down list.
  • Under the Hardwaresection, click the Print & Scan icon in the System Preferences
  • Right-click anywhere in the left-side panel and click on Reset printing system.
  • In the confirmation window, click the Resetbutton to confirm your action.
  • When prompted, enter your Mac administrator password in the required field and click OKto complete the reset.
  • After resetting the printing system, disconnect the USB cable from the printer. Move on to the next step to solve HP printer not recognized issue.
  • On your Mac, click Finderin the Dock panel and open the Go menu at the top.
  • Choose the Applicationsoption from the drop-down list and open the HP
  • If you can detect the HP uninstaller in the HP folder, double-click the uninstaller and follow the on-screen prompts to uninstall the printer driver.
  • Otherwise, click and drag the HPfolder to the Trash icon in the Dock panel.
  • After moving the HP folder to the Trash folder, right-click the Trashicon and select the Empty Trash
  • Install the latest printer driver on your Mac and establish the connection between your printer and the computer.
  • Now, check if the HP printer not recognized on your Mac and the issue is solved.